Liverpool shock link to Asian superstar

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Liverpool are being linked with a shock move for South Korean star Park Chu-Yong.

The AS Monaco striker played a crucial role in his nation's progression to the World Cup last 16, and new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has reportedly been impressed by the 25-year-old's all-round contribution to the Korean cause.

A star of the AFC Youth Championship's in 2004, Chu-Yong came to the fore in his country when guiding the Korean U20 side to an 11th continent championship, winning the tournament MVP award in the process.

FC Seoul would sign the player the following season, with Park becoming an instant K League sensation courtesy of 18 goals in 30 total appearances in all competitions. His fine form earned him the Best Young Player award in the 2005 season.

The following two seasons were less successful, with returns of 8 and 10 goals in the following campaigns respectively. The 2007/08 season was hampered slightly by injury, but Monaco were willing to gamble on the forward and signed him on 1st September 2008 for an undisclosed fee.

A goal on debut helped Park adorn himself to the principalities fans, and after two solid seasons in Ligue 1, interest has started to increase in the former Korea University player.

The Sun claims that Hodgson is considering a £6 million move for Park, with cash from the sale of Yossi Benayoun being used to fund the deal.

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